Anti-Gun But They Let Iranians With Ten Tons of Weapons Go Free

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A handout photo from the Australian Defence Force shows what they say are weapons seized from a fishing vessel which was boarded off the coast of Oman, February 29, 2016. An Australian Navy ship seized a huge cache of weapons near Oman's coast from the fishing vessel bound for Somalia, the navy said on March 8, 2016, exposing a possible violation of a U.N. Security Council arms embargo. Picture taken February 29, 2016. REUTERS/ABIS Sarah Ebsworth/Australian Defence Force/Handout via Reuters ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. REUTERS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, CONTENT, LOCATION OR DATE OF THIS IMAGE. IT IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVE.
A handout photo from the Australian Defence Force shows what they say are weapons seized from a fishing vessel which was boarded off the coast of Oman, February 29, 2016.

Iran is transferring illicit weapons to terrorists trying to take down Saudi Arabia but our nuclear deal doesn’t deal with any of that and Iran now has a lot more money to make it all happen.

Our anti-gun administrators didn’t see any reason to put small arms on the table, but your gun, that’s another issue.

Gun-runners were caught with ten tons of weapons on a fishing trow in the Arabian Sea but they were set free by the Western-led Naval force.

More than 2,000 weapons were stashed under the boat’s nets, to include Kalashnikovs, anti-tank weapons and mortar tubes – an arsenal that could normally be expected to land the smugglers with decades in jail.

The Combined Maritime Forces, an American and British-led coalition that fights terrorism and piracy in the Horn of Africa region, had to let them go because the trow was stopped in international waters.

They did confiscate the weapons which were headed towards Somalia on their way most likely to Iran’s Houthi rebels in Yemen. The crew was Iranian.

The guns were seized under United Nations sanctions that prohibit the delivery of illegal arms to Somalia.

The crew was not subject to any further sanctions. There are no deterrents to smuggling and yet we are all being led by anti-gun people who want your gun and mine.

Gerry Northwood, a former Royal Navy captain who commanded the UK counter-piracy force off Somalia, and who now runs MAST, a maritime security company, told The Telegraph: “The question with cases like this is who is going to do the prosecution of anyone aboard the boat.

“The coalition cannot prosecute, it has to hand the crew over to a member country to do that, and that member country has to do against a specific national law. That is where grey areas start.

“We can all agree that finding people with large stashes of weapons may not look good, but then you get into grey areas about whose laws they have actually broken.

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